entrapped entrapped  /ɪn ˈtræpt/


  1. (v) take or catch as if in a snare or trap
  2. (v) catch in or as if in a trap



  1. The two Congressmen plan to appeal, but they may have difficulty arguing that they were entrapped, because they did not raise the issue in their trial.
  2. India's Supreme Court stepped in last month, ordering that 300 entrapped monkeys be transferred to a forest in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
  3. If the State could further the entrapped miners' rescue in any way, the presence of Premier Baldwin guaranteed every effort.


  • Jury gets fraud case against former Chicago alderman

    Medrano's attorney claims client, 2 others were entrapped in government sting An attorney for former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano came up with a colorful closing argument to a federal jury Friday, likening a government investigation of his client to cooking live frogs in a pot of water and purposely bringing it to boil slowly so the amphibians couldn't escape.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune


  1. "What startled me, and eventually entrapped me in the story, was the personalities of the four people who died," Maclean told The Associated Press in a recent telephone interview. "To think you would have four people so interesting ...... and...
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: John Maclean Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. Balasingham said that an EU ban "is not going to help bring about peace, (but) will only serve to exacerbate the conditions of war and endanger the lives of Tamil civilians entrapped by Sinhala occupation forces."
    on May 19, 2006 By: Anton Balasingham Source: Lanka Business Online

  3. "Legislation going forward will not help this current group of people who are entrapped," said Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee at the opening of a hearing on the subprime mortgage crisis.
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Barney Frank Source: Reuters

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untenable untenable
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